I have been waiting for this event for like what seems forever, in fact there are many runs that has not set foot on the shores of South East Asia, and this is one of them but wait .. this run IS coming to Singapore but there is no date set for this event yet, in fact they are (more…)
This is so so so so not fair.. how come someone brought in the Zombie run franchise to Msia and not the little red dot! I have been looking forward to doing this run so much as it looks damm fun seriously. So I am writing in
protest no wait .. Anger … delight for you people staying up north that this event is happening! YOU GUYS BETTER SIGN UP or not the zombie will come eat your heart out ..
This so called Zombie Run 2013 will be held on 2nd February 2013.
This event is a new type of event for Malaysia. Introducing the storyline based event, where what happens in the event ultimately affects the storyline and continuity of this event. The ultimate winners of this Zombie Run will be able to choose the outcome of the storyline and see where that leads the next Zombie Run to. Read the story to know why Bukit Utama has been overrun by zombies!
You will be placed in a jungle like setting (both zombies and participants) that stretches almost 45 hectares with broken walls, abandoned huts, destroyed cars and a lot more. This is NOT a normal marathon. Check out some location of the run event
the ticket price for the Zombie Run Malaysia is RM75 per person. I am not sure if you can sign up as a single person , cause for a team of 5 that means RM375 per team. Each person gets a medal, a really cool kick ass limited edition t-shirt (more on this very very soon), an awesome goodiebag and the warm feeling in your heart knowing that you have contributed to our fundraising cause
visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/ZombieRunMalaysia
I was shocked when I read on my timeline that Lady Chrissie is retiring / giving up on Ironman a couple of days ago.. to me she was someone that shook the world of Ironman and kinda made it more inspiring to complete an Ironman event, Ironman event it self is famous as it is and there are so many popping out everywhere.. I bet once I drop Chrissie’s name on any triathlete they would know who she is.
Who would not notice her trademark smiles, determination and passion, She has relentlessly promoted this sports and many girls/women took notice of Ironman/Triathlon in the past few years, to me she has this aura of happiness around her when she races or when she speaks to people (not that I have met her but through photographs and video). I am writing this post because she will be dearly missed by lots of girls and guys out there, she gave inspiration to many as she is a role model and idol for most of us. Who is gonna reign on her spot this time.
On her website Wellington wrote: “Over the past 12 months I have had time to reflect and think, about my past and, of course, also of my future. Being a professional ironman athlete has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined, and been so fortunate to travel to some beautiful places, compete against the best in the world, and forge many lasting friendships. Those life-changing experiences and memories will stay with me forever.
As an athlete I sought ‘the perfect race’. That race within myself where I dug to the depths mentally and physically, and that hard-fought race with my competitors. The World Ironman Championships in 2011 was the icing on the cake for me as an athlete. It was my ‘perfect race’ and it ‘completed’ me.
My passion for the sport hasn’t waned, but my passion for new experiences and new challenges is what is now burning the most brightly. Hence, I have got to the point where I know that it is right for me to retire from professional ironman distance racing.”
To me Crowie and Natasha Badmann is my all time favourite athlete in the world of Ironman.
Singapore Runners will know that this weekend on the 21st, there will be three running event held concurrently Real Run by HomeTeamNS, Nike Run and the Passion North Run.
Guess which one I will be attending… DUH !!
Last year I also have attended this run as the organisers invited me over. It was a blast and I have done Real Run for 4 years in row, for me running Real Run is like a transition from Road to Trail minus the hard core tree roots and stuff.
Real Run has gravel and sand and road all thrown into the course. So I can tell you that if you are running a 50min 10k don’t expect it to be the same.
Here is my review on the Race Pack as usual
Stuff that is (erm) Recyclable
- Soleus 15% discount voucher
- New Balance 25% voucher
- Something that looked like a CONDOM BOX (YOSH !!!!) but then looking at it carefully it was a deck of cards on being a good Dad by DADS4Life.
- Some Citibank card form
- 100plus promotion , advert .. etc..etc..
Stuff That We can Use
- Jacob Biscuit
- some Muscular Balm (really
- Rollerball pen that has a scroll like message in the centre
- whats a Pen to write on but a NOTEPAD , so thoughtful of them.
Well there you have it whats inside my REAL RUN goodie bag. (OH WAIT)
I was given a NB Shirt which I will adorn on that day, am not showing it now cause its not the official RealRun Tshirt.
Good luck all you runners and gimme a pat when you see me.
I am only running 10k cause of my injury.
Last weekend was crazy,It was the week for Ironman World championship and the TNF100 race which was held on the 13th of October, surely I did not participated for Kona but I sure did run for the TNF100.
My blog post held a poll a week before to see if my readers would run if they were injured. So I was waiting for the result to see if I were to run for this race and the results were as below, Thank you all for voting
I was surprise that the “No” result jumped 20% in the last two days, but luckily it did not deter me from running, but if it was the majority, I would just be the official photographer on that day watching my training buddies run their trail run. So here I am at the starting line with the 25k runners
The amount of trail runners sure have increased over the years
Benny New Kicks (he got it only 3 days before) but hey its a Saucony TR Kinvara
We before the run, looking fresh and carrying the required water weight. 1.5l for 25km run. Just so you know I did not train at all or even run for over a month for this 25km so please do not laugh at my finishing timing.
I love the trails as it gives challenges and not just a straight monotonous road, trails enables us to concentrate on what is below our feet, if you switch off for 10 sec you surely gonna trip and fall. My injury was cause I was running at speed and a root was protruding from the ground and my feet his 90degrees and I heard a loud crack and it have not recovered ever since.
the 25k route was a little different from last year but it still had the same elements of torturing us through the hot sun with the open field every year pictured here, I call it the Energy Lab of Macritchie, If you do watch Ironman World Championship, you would know about the infamous Energy Lab where there is no cover from the sun and just plain open road but in this case open field.
(THE ENERGY LAB OF MACRITCHIE)
Well I notice that I was trying to catch up at KM12 if you look at the endomondo map carefully, It was the fastest lap of the day, I told my self if only I could just do a negative split, but it never happened.
Nevertheless we all finished in good time (except for me) but I do not feel disheartened cause it was just 30min slower than last year.
No doubt my 100km races have all been shelved, I will still press on and start my clocking my mileage once my foot is healed. So far its 80% healed. Can’t wait to pound the street again (trails included)
Special shout out to Jayve for winning 3rd Place in her category.of the TNF15k Awesome much … see ya in the trails.
(Pic of J. taken from her FB page)
Till next year again. I have rounded the boys to participate the 50km and I hope they will do it.
If you want to know your results please visit http://www.digitalracesolutions.com.sg/results/northface100_2012/index.html
or just wanting to browse for hot bods and hot babes in trail gears do check out the TNF Facebook page
It is the New Balance Real Run 2012 and its back again. The HomeTeamNS-New Balance REAL Run 2012 will be held on 21 October 2012, at Changi Exhibition Centre, Aviation Park Road. If you have not participated in this event before, do let me explain why this event is call the REAL RUN.
This is not just a run on the road kinda event, this run has complexity and with a bit of fun, how fun is running on the road on and on for 42k ? well yeah its pretty fun but not as fun if there is a mix of trails and gravel and sand. That’s how this Real Run came about.
21km runners will be running on 2km trail + 1.5km Sand + 17.5km taxiway and road.
10km runners will be running on 2km trail + 1.5km Sand + 6.5km of taxiway and road
Last year winner came in a blazing 1hr 08min and I dont think you can even see him blaze by, check out the video and judge for yourself. “Insane Speed seriously”
So if you think you can beat last years winner, This is the Last call for registrations for the HomeTeamNS New Balance Real Run, the ultimate x-terrain challenge.
Those interested can sign up at the HomeTeamNS Real Run Prelude at Novena Square Atrium from 28 – 30 September 2012.
So what you waiting for ? for more information you can click here NEW BALANCE REAL RUN 2012 Registration
Registration Fees :
Distance 10km 21km
2011 Participants $40 $50
Public Rates $45 $55
This is the route map
A little sneak peak of what the runners are entitle to, looking forward to the bag
Please take note of the flag off timing
21km at 6:30am and 10km at 7am
Eddy had his first swim trials today, Benny and myself kinda pressured him into signing up his first triathlon knowing he could definitely blast through an Olympic Distance (OD) with ease, and registered he did, BUT… he signed up for a sprint instead. .. anyway its better than not signing up !! +1 for you buddy. Singapore Triathlon here we come.
The assurance of knowing he can do a full OD was because he came along with us on our Ironman training, laps after laps he followed albeit not fast he finished it all.. its the spirit that keep us going is it not?
Knowing very well of his timing, where he is able to run a sub 1hr 10k, swim a good 40min 1.5k it’s the bike equation that was missing because he never tag along (and silly me asking him to buy a bike to train with us).. little did I know he already had a bike, sneaky sneaky , I was even shocked when I was told he was a group cyclist with the Joyriderz before, not a member but he tagged along.. really sneaky dude..
So yup today was his swim trials and I met up with him at Kallang Basin swimming complex in Geylang Bahru to give some morale support,not that he needed it but I could get some time in the pool as well.
It started at 7.45am with a short brief and then the (more…)
This is what I have been telling my friend all this while, You don’t have to be a HERO to do an Ironman, run a Marathon or do the things you think you can’t achieve.
What excuse do you want to give yourself when a person with no legs can complete an Ironman, a Blind person crossing the Marathon.. look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself, “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
This poster by Edmund Hillary was shared by my buddy cKwane from Zenpencils, and he himself from a non-athletic person to a awesome hiker/climber who just did the summit of Everest! RESPECT that truly my friend.
In my RoadID I have this little motto that I tell myself “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF” and I hold that closely to my heart. What quotes or motto do you truly believe in ?
It’s a Gorgeous Friday everyone, and if you were wondering what was that icon posted last week, it’s no road sign but a logo of a company that has “YOU” in mind, yes, you the one reading this, and this company is called RoadID.
Before I go any further let me tell you what RoadID is all about, This Company was founded by a father-and-son team and they are none other than Edward and Mike Wimmer. They have been providing safety gear to help keep you safer since 1999, and I am glad they did so. This so called bracelets are like guardian angels, no kidding. With all the unfortunate recent death of Marathoners like Claire Squires in the recent London Marathon , Jeffrey Lee for the Philadelphia Half Marathon , or even Firefighter William Caviness in the Chicago Marathon.
Those people I have mention are not old or unhealthy, they are young and even triathletes at their peak of their health, just saying that we are not bullet proof even if we are at our pink of health. I am trying to say that those death are at a high profile event, given the scenario that we are training alone running 5 am in the morning (which is a fav of mine) and I fall flat to the ground. I would have this ID tag on me telling anyone that finds me all my vital info.
I have been using RoadID since a couple of years back and it has not faded on me nor smelled on me. Why do I talk about RoadID? Cause I truly believe in a product that is for safety and has athletes in mind, but come to think of it, RoadID are not only for athletes but can also be used for everyone including your family members, This little nifty product is a bracelet that carries all the vital information for anyone in an emergency situation, and not only they have bracelet form they now come in 6 different types of design for you to choose from depending where you want to place your ID from wrist, necklace, ankle to even your shoe.
I have the wrist ID Sport on me and it goes where ever I go, I don’t only use it for sport but I use it as a fashion bracelet as well, who knows I might just drop dead when there is a pretty girl that come asking for my number. LOL See it still looks new to me.
Anyway since it’s a FRIDAY , I am gonna be doing a “GIVE AWAY FRIDAY “ I will be giving away Gift certificate worth $15 each to 2 lucky readers courtesy of RoadID. All you need to do tell me how many types of RoadID design are there. Leave your answer at the comment box below and like the post. Remember Stay SAFE !
The winner will be chosen using Random.org, and the results will be posted on this blog. Winner will be announced by Monday, May 6, 2012 at Noon. A winner has one week from the announcement of the winner to claim the prize or else a new winner will be chosen (May 13 at 12:00 p.m.). All prizes will be awarded. Thus, if the winner does not come forward, a new winner will be chosen. The writer of this blog will not be held liable for any typographical errors or technical failures.
This Giveaway is now closed. Chosen winners please do contact me as soon as possible.
This will be he Fifth Edition of the Sundown Marathon and this time its gonna be SPECIAL !! Why Special you ask ? cause its gonna be a SUN UP run .. just kidding its because its gonna take runners through the Marina Bay Waterfront area and the western region of Singapore. Can’t wait for this years goodie bag as its sponsored by New Balance, I had the last years one and I can tell you Lovin em Hydrophobic running T.
Over 25000 participants have already registered for this event, so what are you waiting for you can still SUN UP because HiVelocity Events have just extended the registration date to 19 April.
Please download the respective Sundown route Maps that you are interested in below. More importantly HAVE FUN !!
Guess what guys !! APPARELS SPONSORED BY NEW BALANCE !! U GONNA LOVE IT FOR SURE ! oh yeah .. I already mentioned about it .. but hey .. really the Hydrophobic stuff really works.. Can I have some please….
What Does training means to you, yourself as an athlete?
Training to me means a self discipline to oneself, to me race day is not as important as training FOR race day. The journey starts when you sign-up for a race, then that’s where you start planning out your days to yourself stating when you gonna do this and do that.
You gather your thoughts, you gather your courage, and you (more…)